Posts Tagged ‘Street’

As part of last minute planning, I was able to finally get away from the kids and enjoy a New Year Countdown with the wifey. I must say, with all the people at the Embarcadero in San Francisco, it was the most peaceful experience I had alone with the wifey in a long time. Of course, I had my trusty M9 and 35mm Summilux with me so shoot in lower light weren’t much of an issue. Knowing potentially large crowd, I wanted a wider lens and I also didn’t want to risk my Noctilux getting bumped while surfing through the crowd. Well, here are some snap shots I took.

The count down wouldn’t be a count down with out a cont down. No better count down then have the cross walk signs count it down for you.

Title: Count Down
Count Down

Likewise, it wouldn’t be any event in San Francisco without police presence. The next three photos show the full force!! Sucks to be the guy that pulled over right in front of the Ferry Building.

Title: Presence
Presence

Title: Sucks to be you
Sucks to be you

Title: 2
2

It wouldn’t be street photography if I didn’t capture any count downers on the street. Look for the duality of the scene!!

Title: Puff Puff
Puff Puff

Title: Pair
Pair

Last 2 shots should be viewed side by side as a set. I call it a mirror image of the bay bridge.

Title: Look
Look

Title: Paint
Paint

And of course!! Happy New Year to everyone!! Hope everyone has a wonderful 2012 and continue to shoot lots and lots of photographs!!

Here ares some more Noctilux goodness. These were taken on Sunday in San Francisco ChinaTown. ChinaTow anywhere is always a great place for street photography. Plenty of interesting things and people to shoot. Not to mention the one in San Francisco is always filled with tourist with cameras. With proliferation of DSLR, it seems like almost everyone has one around their neck. This makes using a Leica a lot easier since it just doesn’t stick out! Well, maybe not in this case. A silver M9 with a Noctilux isn’t exactly small nor light. But it was the perfect lens for that day. It was overcast which allowed me to shoot mostly wide open at f/0.95. The only draw back was the rain. It was drizzling so most of the time, I had the camera tucked in my jacket until the decisive moment to whip it out, focus, and click. I also made the mistake of carrying a full size umbrella with me. This made moving around quite difficult. I found a way to secure the umbrella on my belt, but everytime I bend down to get a lower perspective, the damn thing gets caught on the street and falls over. Thus not too many shots were taken.

First on deck. This is call dedication or propaganda depending which “camp” you’re from. This was taken at that park right across from the Hilton. These are Falangong activist doing chi gong. What I found interesting was the rain gears!! and of course… Cue the Music!

Title: YMCA
YMCA

This is probably my favorite of the set. This truly shows the amazing quality of the Noctilux. It’s ability to bring a 2 dimensional photography and gives it a surrealistic 3D look. It just pop! The composition key I used in this photo was contrast as well as using the white sign post and the white crosswalk stripes to frame the 2 main subject.

Title: 3D
3D

With the recent Occupied Everywhere protest, there’s bound to be over abundant of trash everywhere.

Title: Occupied
Occupied

Here is a shot of Henry standing in front of a red door with red brick wall. The red colors always shows great contrast in black and white photography. I snap this shot mianly for the directional sign juxtaposing Henry’s walking path.

Title: Confused
Confused

Here is another common theme that you will always see in ChinaTown. It’s not the news paper reading store owner or the abundance of Chinese herbal medicine. I thought Chinese herbal medicine has a cure or preventive for almost every ailments? I guess he must have skip a few bitter drinks?

Title: Rogaine
Rogaine

Lego LA by d.clin.design
Lego LA, a photo by d.clin.design on Flickr.

Here are couple picture of Lego La La Land.

Location: LegoLand Carlsbad

Leica M9 + Leica 24mm Elmarit-M ASPH

Leica Lego LA by d.clin.design
Leica Lego LA, a photo by d.clin.design on Flickr.

Here are couple picture of Lego La La Land.

Location: LegoLand Carlsbad

Leica M9 + Leica 24mm Elmarit-M ASPH

Leica Lego LA by d.clin.design
Leica Lego LA, a photo by d.clin.design on Flickr.

Here are couple picture of Lego La La Land.

Location: LegoLand Carlsbad

Leica M9 + Leica 24mm Elmarit-M ASPH

Leica Lego NYC by d.clin.design
Leica Lego NYC, a photo by d.clin.design on Flickr.

Here is another set of Legoland. This one is focus on New York Cityscape and Skyscrapers.

Location: Legoland Carlsbad

Leica M9 + Leica 24mm Elmarit-M ASPH

Leica Lego NYC by d.clin.design
Leica Lego NYC, a photo by d.clin.design on Flickr.

Here is another set of Legoland. This one is focus on New York Cityscape and Skyscrapers.

Location: Legoland Carlsbad

Leica M9 + Leica 24mm Elmarit-M ASPH

Leica Lego NYC by d.clin.design
Leica Lego NYC, a photo by d.clin.design on Flickr.

Here is another set of Legoland. This one is focus on New York Cityscape and Skyscrapers.

Location: Legoland Carlsbad

Leica M9 + Leica 24mm Elmarit-M ASPH

Leica Lego NYC by d.clin.design
Leica Lego NYC, a photo by d.clin.design on Flickr.

Here is another set of Legoland. This one is focus on New York Cityscape and Skyscrapers.

Location: Legoland Carlsbad

Leica M9 + Leica 24mm Elmarit-M ASPH

Leica Lego NYC by d.clin.design
Leica Lego NYC, a photo by d.clin.design on Flickr.

Here is another set of Legoland. This one is focus on New York Cityscape and Skyscrapers.

Location: Legoland Carlsbad

Leica M9 + Leica 24mm Elmarit-M ASPH